• Dora Hrkač

Be smart and get BIZZY!



Working for Esyasoft Technology, a company that is delivering solutions for a smart & connected world, made me start thinking even smarter, so no wonder I wanted to secure my team and I the SMART business card which perfectly matches our own, sustainable values.

Even though I will always be a fan of standard one, BIZZY is actually giving me the option to have both. How? Let me first introduce you to Salah Khalifa, founder of GreenLine Business solutions, and man behind the Bizzy.

This 23-year-old entrepreneur was born in Netherlands, carrying family roots from Egypt, who I had a pleasure to meet at this year’s GITEX – The World's Largest Enterprise & Government Technology Event.

He graduated at International Business & Management at the HZ University of Applied Science in Vlissingen (NL). After finishing his study, he felt he should start his own business, as he said – because he simply loves taking risks. He stared building his entrepreneurship skills while running two take away restaurants and E-commerce web shop at the same time.

He finds UAE market quite impressive and every time he comes to Dubai, he is amazed by its business vibe and everything being so innovating. That was also one of the main reasons he decided to participate at GITEX 2021 Technology Week.

While I was strolling through Marketing Mania stands, his roll-up caught my intention, so I have decided to find out more about this card and his company.


AE: WHAT IS BIZZY CARD AND HOW IT WORKS?

Bizzy cards are very simple and an effective way to replace old fashion paper business cards. It works as follows: Bizzy business cards (PVC cards or metal cards) come with integrated NFC technology, which enables you to transmit your social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc..), your contact details & much more into any smartphone while they don’t need an app. You can share your contact details with a single tap or use the QR code in case some people have older phones.



AE: WHY CHOOSE THE BIZZY CARD?

Bizzy cards are high quality and custom printed cards whose quality is even better than those you see on credit cards. Paper business cards might seem easier to use, but they can get quite messy, costly and they easily get lost. With Bizzy you can add people instantly to your phone book, along with their profile pictures, websites or whatever they find relevant to share. You can modify your business profile instantly, switch to another profile and much more in just a few seconds!


AE: BIZZY IS ACTUALLY A SUSTAINABE PRODUCT, CAN YOU COMMENT ON THAT?

If you make the SMART decision, and start using Bizzy card instead of paper one, you will not only save some of your budget, but more relevant, you will take the important part in terms of helping the environment and saving trees that belong to every one of us. Millions of paper business cards are thrown away each year, and now you can have one and make an impact.


WHAT MAKES BIZZY CARD MORE SPECIAL COMPARING IT TO OTHER SIMILAR COMPETITION?

I am very confident but also proud to say that Bizzy is ahead of all competitors, mostly because competition is frequently facing problems with App design, they aren’t user-friendly or not even App at all. Other similar cards have either poor quality tap, print or they aren’t a full metal card. As you can see, it is not an easy process to digitize the paper business card, but Bizzy has everything covered for you to experience it the only right way – smart way.

Many will say, why do I need an App for that? Well, isn’t that why Steve Jobs created iPhones? ‘There is an App for that’ was his moto while they have launched the very first iPhones, because an App can be opened fast, have the ability to make changes instantly & have everything managed in one place instead of exploring the web.


AE: WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR B2C AND CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THE BIZZY PRO?

PVC model of Bizzy card is available for a one-time-purchase of 140-160 AED (either custom or not) and a one-time-purchase of 280-300 AED for the metal version.

We also have the B2B offer for larger quantity orders, and we have the BIZZY PRO. This option is created for companies who not only want to share links with their business profile but can embed videos, add photos, product images/info etc. This solution is amazing if you value cross communication: person who taps their phone with the Bizzy Pro card will see company offices, upcoming events (calendar), linked products and many more features.


AE: APART FROM BIZZY CARD, WHAT ARE THE OTHER SERVICES YOUR COMPANY IS PROVIDING?

GreenLine Business Solutions (GBS) introduces sustainable innovative products/services to not only help the environment but also solve the real-world problems. We have 2 founders & 5 independent entrepreneurs who came up with a solution for bike sharing in the city in/around Amsterdam. The idea was to create an App that will enable people to rent a bike for short and long term.

This initiative went so well that we have decided to sell this idea to those who have put even more effort in continuing this project, so we could focus more on Bizzy & PLUGO - sharing power bank solution.



AE: CAN YOU SHARE SOME OF YOUR INTERESTING INSIGHTS FROM ATTENDING THE GITEX THIS YEAR? WOULD YOU SAY IT MADE A CHANGE WHEN IT COMES TO INCREASING YOUR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES?

Well, I have decided to invest in GITEX this year, after my friend advised me to invest in this kind of promotion and suggesting it would be a great opportunity for expanding my business. He was right! Apart the fact this event was truly an amazing experience itself, I am very pleased that I have managed to start some international partnerships, that scales my network and made quite an impact for Bizzy.

I have also boosted the production of smart cards, so I am very glad that I have made the right decision to participate, although, I will definitely look for a better spot for my stand next year.
And I met you Adorata Emirata, which is definitely one more plus 😊

AE: ARE THERE ANY FUTURE PLANS OR DEVELOPMENTS IN PIPELINE?

Bizzy is expanding and is already ahead of the inevitable future of digitalising the business card. There comes a lot of new updates to keep in pace with the always-changing-internet. On the other hand, I am very excited to visit the Netherlands Pavilion at Expo 2020, especially because it won the "Sustainable Construction Project of the year" category in the Big 5 Impact Awards 2021, which is a prestigious construction award show in the UAE. Inshallah, one day I will also move to Dubai to focus more on myself, innovative ideas, smart solutions and surround myself with like-minded people.




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